Jan. 28, 2012
LOS ANGELES (AP) - - Lazeric Jones had 17 points and nine assists to help UCLA beat Colorado 77-60 Saturday, dropping the Buffaloes out of a first-place tie in the Pac-12.
Tyler Lamb had 13 points, seven rebounds, six assists and three steals for the Bruins. David Wear chipped in 11 points, and Travis Wear had 14 points and seven rebounds for the Bruins (12-9, 5-4), who improved to 4-0 in league play at their temporary home in the Los Angeles Sports Arena. Jerime Anderson had eight of UCLA's 26 assists, their highest total in nearly five years.
Askia Booker scored 13 points and Andre Roberson had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Buffs (14-7, 6-3), whose three-game winning streak ended as they fell out of a four-way tie for first in their inaugural season in the Pac-12.
The Buffs have lost three of four Pac-12 games away from their high-altitude home in Boulder.
Colorado came into today's game tied for first with Arizona in scoring defense (58.8 ppg) in Pac-12 games and first in league games in field goal percentage defense (.365). But the Bruins scored 77 points while shooting a season-high 59.6 percent (31-for-52) from the field.
UCLA season-high 26 assists today, were the most assists for a UCLA team since 29 at Washington on December 31, 2006.
It was the Bruins' second straight blowout victory, having beaten Utah 76-49 on Thursday.
UCLA travels to Seattle to face the Washington Huskies on ESPN on Feb. 2 at 6 p.m.